I know gear topics can tend to get out of hand pretty quickly, but I am in need of a portable recorder, and I am not really aware what is on the market. I am interested in something that I could use different microphones with, and the Zoom H6 has peaked my interest due to the cost. Has anyone had any experience with zoom’s shotgun mic?
As with any gear decision, budget will dictate your choices. Any entry level piece of kit is going to have it’s pros and cons, so there’s no perfect suggestion, but the H6 is well regarded. So I’d suggest getting it, using it to it’s absolute limit, and then making your next purchase based on where you feel the H6 is letting you down in your recording workflow. Happy hunting!